Dinky Duck was a Terrytoons cartoon character who first appeared in the 1939 animated short The Orphan Duck. Unlike fellow Terrytoons characters Mighty Mouse and the magpie duo Heckle and Jeckle, Dinky never became popular, appearing in a total of only 14 cartoons between 1939 and 1957.
For most of his appearances, Dinky was a young duck who lived on a farm with other ducks, chickens and other typical farm animals. Sometimes he was an orphan who simply wanted a place to call home; on other occasions, he would perform some heroic deed and help restore calm to the barnyard when adult animals quarreled.
Dinky's final appearance was in It's a Living, a CinemaScope cartoon, in which he sheds his cute farmyard duck persona and instead takes on the role of a disgruntled animation actor who quits his cartoon character job to try his hand in television commercial acting.
Dinky was a supporting character in the 1999 pilot Curbside. Dinky was also portrayed as female in that version.
- Dinky Duck at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015.
- Dinky Duck Cartoon Philmography at The Big Cartoon Database
- The Orphan Duck, 1939 cartoon (first animation where this character featured)
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